Prof. Ferdinand Freudenstein's

Doctoral Descendant Tree

In early July of 2006 this effort to honor the legacy of Professor Ferdinand Freudenstein, the Father of Modern Kinematics, was begun. The focus here is upon generating a doctoral descendant tree of Prof. Freudenstein. We seek out and receive input from around the globe to continually grow the "Freudenstein Doctoral Tree".


Here is Bernie Roth's memorial to Prof. Freudentsein and the text from Prof. Freudenstein's last presentation at a conference.


This drawing of Prof. Freudenstein by Subhankar Biswas appeared in the August 2010 issue of Resonance. This issue contains several articles discussing Prof. Freudenstein, one by Bernie Roth. A biography of Prof. Freudenstein, also written by Bernie Roth, appears in the book Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science, edited by Marco Ceccarelli and published by Springer in 2007 (ISBN: 978-1-4020-6365-7).